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What is rosebud?
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From Mr. Welles himself: The most basic of all ideas was that of a search for the true significance of the man’s apparently meaningless dying words. Kane was raised without a family. He was ...

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Why did he fall to the ground?
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Ah, one of the great movie questions. I'm surprised it hasn't come up here before. This particular Mexican standoff scene has been dissected quite a bit, and the IMDB link provided by @GertArnold ...

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Ending of The Thing (2011)
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It is retroactively setting up the "original" The Thing (1982) for which it is a prequel. The starting scene of the 1982 movie is two Norwegians in a helicopter chasing and shooting at a sled dog that ...

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What was the alternative world in Sucker Punch?
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This is actually two questions. Muad'Dib is correct that the fantasy world (the brothel) is her way of coping with the real world (the asylum). Baby Doll (I assume you mean her; Blondie was a ...

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How would you categorise Shutter Island?
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I'd classify them as films with a twist ending, and Shutter Island in particular to have what's called an "unreliable narrator". See this wikipedia page for more classifications of plot twists with a ...

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How do they prevent animal cruelty in movies?
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As for the U.S., producers can choose to make their films in compliance with the American Humane Association Film and TV Unit. They are the only group officially sanctioned to do this and it is they ...

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Did Existenz influence Inception?
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As Mnementh points out, it's probably impossible to say with certainty until he joins the site, but it seems as though he hasn't explicitly made mention of it yet. He has said that: "The whole ...

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Outside of the movie, what evidence confirms scoring battles of "King of Kong" are real?
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Very intriguing question. I haven't seen the film--only discovered its existence a few days ago--so while I won't understand all the context I may be a little more impartial. I have a few comments and ...

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Who was the first actor/actress who made the move from Adult to Non-Adult movies full time?
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This probably shouldn't count because it doesn't meet your first criterion, but I think it is notable. Sylvester Stallone's first film was a (soft-core) adult film called The Party at Kitty and Stud's ...

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In "Citizen Kane" does Bernstein purposely take a tumble into the newspaper office?
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I can't think of any reason why, or even how, Kane and Bernstein would use an intentional fall as a way of helping to seize control of the newspaper. If you're looking for some meaning of that moment,...

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Annual revenue for film industry by year adjusted for inflation
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Hmm, there seems to be plenty of sources for total gross per year but none are adjusted for inflation. Nonetheless, Box Office Mojo have a little explanation detailing how to adjust total gross using ...

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In 'Synecdoche, New York' , what is the significance of choosing the play 'Death of a Salesman'?
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My interpretation of Hoffman's character Caden is that he is struggling with the purpose and apparent futility of life and is trying to understand it, to capture the essence of life in a single piece ...

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In which scene is the White Van in Braveheart?
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It's a bit different to Seanland's answer, but this site gives a couple of instances (both on the first page). Visible crew/equipment: At the funeral of William Wallace's wife, Murron, a white van ...

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Character naming in Synecdoche New York
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I think what you're saying is right. Caden is so obsessed with the inevitability of death that he sees it everywhere. He complains of being unwell since the start of the film but actually outlives ...

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Why was Not Safe for Work repremiered as Clipaholics?
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You are right, it seems to be the same show. (And it does look like trash.) The only "official" word I could find was from the Clipaholics twitter feed which tweeted No new episode this week -- we'...

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